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Himalaya Mountains   /hˌɪməlˈaɪə mˈaʊntənz/   Listen
Himalaya Mountains

A mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain.  Synonyms: Himalaya, Himalayas.

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"Himalaya Mountains" Quotes from Famous Books

... Though the Himalaya mountains have been known from the earliest historic times—for they are the Imaus and Emodus of the ancient writers—it is only within the present century that we in Europe have obtained any definite knowledge of them. The Portuguese and Dutch—the first European colonists of India—have ...
— The Cliff Climbers - A Sequel to "The Plant Hunters" • Captain Mayne Reid

... refuse our assent to the reality of the Glacial Age of the Northern Hemisphere in all its more important features. At the present day glaciers do exist in several places on the earth. They are found in the Alps and the mountains of Norway, and the Caucasus, in Europe. The Himalaya mountains support immense glaciers in Asia; and in America a few still linger in the more inaccessible heights of the Sierra Nevada. It is from a study of these glaciers, mainly however, those of the Alps, that geologists have been enabled to explain the true meaning of certain formations ...
— The Prehistoric World - Vanished Races • E. A. Allen

... the plant-hunter to Calcutta, and his own good legs carried him to the foot of the Himalaya Mountains. He might have travelled there in many other ways—for perhaps in no country in the world are there so many modes of travelling as in India. Elephants, camels, horses, asses, mules, ponies, buffaloes, oxen, zebus, yaks, and men ...
— The Plant Hunters - Adventures Among the Himalaya Mountains • Mayne Reid

... truth and universal reception I am strongly inclined to refer them to the authors of the Neros, or to that enlightened race, supposed by Bailly to have formerly existed, and to have been saved from a great catastrophe on the Himalaya Mountains. This is confirmed by an observation which the reader will make in the sequel, that these doctrines have been, like all the other doctrines of antiquity, gradually corrupted—incarnated, if I may be permitted to compose a word ...
— The God-Idea of the Ancients - or Sex in Religion • Eliza Burt Gamble

... to have two King's regiments cantoned under the Himalaya Mountains, where the climate is as ...
— A Political Diary 1828-1830, Volume II • Edward Law (Lord Ellenborough)

Words linked to "Himalaya Mountains" :   Anapurna, Bharat, range of mountains, Annapurna, range, Kamet, chain of mountains, Xizang, Mount Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Gosainthan, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Kanchanjanga, mountain chain, Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest, Kingdom of Nepal, Kinchinjunga, Everest, India, chain, Nanga Parbat, mountain range, Makalu, Thibet, Republic of India, Dhaulagiri, Tibet, Sitsang, Changtzu, Nepal, Nanda Devi

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